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Re: Defiance
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2014, 11:17:58 AM »
The two hour finale pretty much rocked.

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Re: Defiance
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 12:14:07 PM »
As the only person who watches this show, I'm okay with the season 3 trailer.


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Re: Defiance
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2015, 02:35:33 PM »
A two hour premiere was far too long for this show to handle. It was a meandering mess that tried to wrap up all the storylines from last season while at the same time kick off new storylines for season 3.

It was also all about forcing characters to make uncharacteristic choices.

But, whatever. It's new sci-fi! 

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Re: Defiance
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2015, 05:17:44 PM »
I'm really enjoying this season. Which is lucky, because I'm also the only one watching.

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Re: Defiance
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2015, 11:03:27 AM »
This show needs to be careful about tropes. It's whole foundation is that it's not a trope, and it has the chance to be our breakout western sci-fi in hindsight. But then we get trope-y episodes like last night and it sort of detracts from everything. Sad. Especially since I'm the only person watching.

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Re: Defiance
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2015, 05:22:10 PM »
So, do we just chalk this up to the "Friday Death Slot" syndrome? Article suggests ratings were fine until they moved it from Mondays. Fridays are typically when the young 'uns who watch this sort of thing are out making moves. Conventional wisdom suggests shows that skew younger should air earlier in the week. Fridays are when you should program stuff for old farts.

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/defiance-cancelled-syfy-season-4-1201620075/

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Syfy Cancels ‘Defiance’ After Three Seasons

Syfy has opted not to go forth with a fourth season of “Defiance,” Variety has learned.

The show’s cancellation comes just days after the cable network axed fantasy drama “Dominion.”

“Defiance” was Syfy’s big experiment with transmedia storytelling as the series’ storylines were specifically designed to mesh with the narrative of the video game of the same name, produced by Trion Worlds. The TV series revolved around the battles of seven alien races existing on a much-changed planet Earth.

Drama vet Kevin Murphy served as exec producer and showrunner of of “Defiance,” which wrapped its 13-episode third season late this summer.

“I got to collaborate with a group of stunning artists operating at the top of their game, and together we built a world. Because of that, there is no room for anything other than joy in my heart,” Murphy said.

In a statement, Syfy commented: “‘Defiance’ was a truly groundbreaking series, delivering an immersive, cross-platform experience that transcended the television screen in a way that viewers had never seen before. We are incredibly proud of the work of the extraordinary cast, writers, artists and designers — and especially showrunner Kevin Murphy — who together brought the rich world of ‘Defiance’ to life over its three season arc.”

After delivering good ratings on Mondays during its first season in 2013, “Defiance” fell off sharply in its move to Thursdays in 2014 and then again when it shifted to Fridays this summer. Its Aug. 28 finale averaged a 0.51 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.925 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates.

Despite “Defiance” and “Dominion” being pulled off Syfy’s slate, the NBCUniversal cable network has a slew of high-priority projects coming up, including “The Expanse” and “Childhood’s End,” which are both set to bow on Dec. 14. Hotly anticipated series “The Magicians,” based on Lev Grossman’s novels, is set for a 2016 premiere, along with “Hunters, a thriller from “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd. Current series “12 Monkeys,” “Killjoys,” “Dark Matter” and “Face Off” have all been renewed, and in the works at the net is the Matt Damon-Ben Affleck produced pilot “Incorporated,” David Goyer’s Superman prequel “Krypton” and miniseries “Brave New World” from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV.
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Re: Defiance
« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2015, 06:20:03 PM »
Oh no! Defiance was finally finding its groove and getting awesome. Jesus...